Before the 2022 NBA Draft and the free agency period, trade and free agency rumors are circulating in the league. And one of the most hotly debated topics is PJ Tucker’s potential move to the Philadelphia 76ers.
The discussions began earlier this week when Tucker turned down his $7.4 million player option with the Miami Heat. He might be the Sixers’ most important offseason addition. But ultimately, because the team is centered around Joel Embiid, his viewpoint should take precedence over everyone else’s.
What is the star center’s opinion of the potential free agent signee?
Embiid talked about the Sixers’ need for a player like Tucker after the Heat eliminated them from the playoffs. He was impressed by the forward’s toughness because it was unheard of in Philadelphia, where Embiid had previously played.
Embiid still feels the same way a month later. The Sixers’ pursuit of Tucker “has the strong backing,” according to NBA insider Marc Stein, from Embiid.
PJ Tucker averaged 7.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.1 assists during the previous campaign. His most impressive performance, though, came during the playoffs. Tucker played a significant role in the Heat’s success in the East, particularly when defending Embiid.
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